Well, with the dogs diagnosis, she need excersize..and I do to...this strike is making me fat, anyways, the doc said that the dog needs to get into the water more often, since the water will take all the weight off her hips, and she can build muscle up in the hip thats bad...so the plan is to get back to some outdoor stuff besides motorsports. And today, me and the wife was walking around the mall, and found a outdoors shop, and I think there was the answer....a damn kayak. I used to play around on them when I was a kid, but never had a real intrest until now....it's still an intrest though... theres a few lakes around the house, and when the water gets warm enough for the dog to be comfortable in it, then I might search for a simple setup to paddle around with, and hey...if the beer gut gets worked off while giving the dog some excercize...then I'm all for it. Anyone into it, doing it, and enjoying it? got an old set up for sale? Cheap?